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First kitchen gathering in new kitchen!

Posted by sanjuangirl (My Page) on
Wed, Sep 25, 13 at 10:55

I had my book club in for the first break in of our new kitchen! I was happy about how it came out and enjoyed trying to decorate in a bit of a new style since this kitchen is way lighter than my old one!

Can't wait to see her in a lot of red at Christmas!


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I want to be in your book club ... what a delicious-looking spread! Everything looks really lovely.


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Your book club looks like it has something in common with my bookclub...snack club!


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Same here, robo!
sanjuangirl, your kitchen looks beautiful! It must feel great to have that first gathering out of the way. Makes you want to entertain even more, I bet!


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What fun! And what a beautiful spread in a beautiful kitchen!


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Beautiful....kitchen and food!


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wow, beautiful kitchen and what a scrumptious feast!


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How fun for you! It all looks gorgeous. Say, what is the dish on the far left?


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Lovely! I 'specially like your backsplash.

Oh, who am I kidding? What I really like is the food! Turning out good food is a mark of a well-designed, functional kitchen.


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What was the book? :) And I love the counter.


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Sorry, I posted and then had to travel, just got back to the internet.

Thanks!

Jelly toast- I'd love for you to be in our book club! We're in Southern California!

Deedles- the dish is a Farro and Feta salad. I got the recipe from Trader Joes.

Whistle- we read "The Art Forger" by Barbare A.Shapiro . It was really great!

Thanks for your kind words!


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Yum yum...that's to both the food and the kitchen.


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Oh, so gorgeous, all of it! I haven't seen nearly enough of your kitchen.


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I'm still loving that backsplash! But now for some strange reason, I'm hungry....


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What joaniepoanie said :-)

I'm in Southern CA too ( San Fernando Valley) :-).


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Here's another shot before the party.

I'm trying to find the style for my new kitchen. It's a "fun" work in progress!

Any suggestions on color or ways to add warmth would be appreciated.


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Here's another look. I keep putting stuff on the counters, changing my mind about colors, style and textures. I keep changing my mind, but enjoying the process. The kitchen is a bit whiter than expected, a blank slate....


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Luscious- planning a book club meeting soon but might have to move to California!


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Boone- it might be a bit of a drive, we're in south Orange County. You're welcome though!

You two Gemini!


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Your kitchen in gorgeous! I too want to join your bookclub, although it would be a bit of a stretch to travel from the east coast.
Lovely food spread. Looks delicious!
Did you do a reveal where you said what cabinets and backsplash etc you used? I missed it.


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Love it, thank you for posting more pictures! I just love that island slab with the black perimeter and mop backsplash. What are the doors above the cooktop called - the woodwork is fabulous and is that antiqued silver glass? Stunning. Maybe not too late for me to get similar glass, please share details and pics if you can?


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Aw, shucks. I've actually been looking for a writers' group for the longest time; I read an article in the LA Times some years ago about a group in Orange County that has turned out some really good published authors.
I'm sure your book club members can't wait to meet again at your home! Tulips *and* a feast in a beautiful kitchen?


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Your kitchen is lovely and that spread looks delicious. I especially like what you did with the cabinet above the range.


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Wow! What a lovely kitchen and delicious looking food. I particularly love the backsplash, cabinet above the range, and island countertop!


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sanjuangirl: quick question - do you find it easy to keep your MOP backsplash clean? What do you use for a cleaner?


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"Jelly toast- I'd love for you to be in our book club! We're in Southern California!"

So I take it you are sanjuanCapistranogirl?


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Sorry, traveling again today but I'm back tonight and had to cook a big impromptu dinner for my sons and a girlfriend. I used the convection roast feature on my oven for the first time. I cooked a chicken with a simple recipe. It came out really yummy and both of my boys said it was the best I ever made, thank you new oven!

Jelly toast- Yes I am San Juan Capistrano girl. You're welcome for a visit anytime.

Marji- thanks for your sweet comments. I haven't done a reveal yet. I've just posted a few pics here and there. My bs is mother of pearl and the framed piece behind the range is Artistic tile, Crysanthemum . The. Cabinets were the original maple with new paint and the added crown. The center cabinets over the stove top are new from Show Place. You're just a plane ride away! I always do the Christmas book club meeting! Please join us!

Kksmama-thank you. The cabinets are a double arch mullion from Showplace. Jakuvall gave me the source and I found a dealer near me. The glass is actually antiqued mirror. I'm hiding a soffit that couldn't be moved behind the mirror, so it could not be transparent since you'd see the soffit. The mirror is a bit darker than I expected but I think I'm happy with it. I'll post a close up.

Boone-So far the mop has been easy to keep clean. It is sealed but wipes up easily with a bit of Dawn and water.

Thanks to you all for the kind comments. Makes me happy! :))


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Oh my gosh SJ, your kitchen is just stunning. I want to be in your book club too!!!

I love your chandy, breakfast table, and your beautiful window seat. I an envious of the brass bird that is overlooking your cook top! You have one of the most lovely kitchens of all time!!!!


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You're too sweet Holly. Your compliment means a lot since I know how hard you worked on your own lovely kitchen. It's good to be finished, isn't it!

Btw, I Love my Kohler Whitehaven sink!

Here's a photo of it. Wish I could get a good photo that shows the depth in the color. It's Cane Sugar and it is one of my favorite things in the kitchen.

Enjoy,


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Thanks, sanjuangirl.


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I love your kitchen so much! Especially the mirrored cabinet doors, backsplash, and island counter. What kind of stone is it?


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Thanks so much Icskaisgir.

The island is a white quartzite called Alpinus. So far it has been bullet proof. The perimeter is Black Galaxy.


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Beautiful kitchen . Would love a reveal!


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Gorgeous. Simply gorgeous!


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What a beautiful kitchen! (and a lovely spread for your lucky book club)


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Thank you!

Before the remodel my backsplash was black like the peremeter counters, it feels so much bigger without all of the darkness. Every time I see the mother of pearl it makes me smile.

I can only post one pic at a time since I'm apparently techno challenged, so a reveal would require most of the day! ;)


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>I can only post one pic at a time since I'm apparently techno challenged

No, that's just how it works. One pic per post if you upload directly from your computer/ipad/whatever. If you want to have multiple pics in one post you need to put them someplace online, like photobucket, and link to them.


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